Archive for September, 2011

Only Young Men in Libraries

Friday, September 30th, 2011

At fourteen, she was growing into the beginnings of a self-assured woman, their mother being something of a model for how to present one’s outward appearance no matter her nurturing skills. Charles endeavored to encourage that streak of confidence in her, but it remained a work in progress.

Nothing About Ecstasy

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The associates and partners might not come here, but their investigator did. Which was how she knew of it in the first place, of course.

so vast the field

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Nate had never particularly sought happiness; he had always believed his destiny lay more in the realm of duty, in service, in something greater than himself. But he had found it nonetheless, here with Brad, here in the life they had built together. )

Fair-souled and Able-bodied

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Bryan sat at the bar, nursing Maker’s and surveying the room.

Clandestine Activities

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The first day Brad walked into Langley, he took a deep breath of recycled air and spent twenty minutes trying to find the bathroom.

A Jimmy Buffett Christmas

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Kensi grinned. “Two for one pitchers and a round of shots on me,” she said.

Hand Over Mouth

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Seeing yourself in someone else.

Tripping the Line

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

“No,” he said, adjusting his tie back to perfection and smoothing down his collar. “I’m not fucking you for the first time in the back of a car like some horny, uncultured teenager. I don’t care if it’s a Town Car, that’s just too crass.”

For Those Rebellious

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The funny thing is, Tony–Victor–Victor-Tony can remember being a doll. He can remember the, well, the doll architecture, being blank, being simple. Sometimes she watches him go back into it, center himself or something. It makes it easier on him to be here, when he doesn’t have all his–life. All his life weighing him down.

Systems Theory

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Amanda had always found flexibility to be conducive to her function.

Making Light

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Their flat couldn’t seem to get warm at all.

Economy of Reaction

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Maura walked around to the side of the bed, every step a saunter and sway that couldn’t help but draw Jane’s attention. She placed one hand on the bed, next to Jane’s waist, and bent down so their heads were close together. ‘I’m talking about force tactics, Jane,’ she whispered, some heady scent coming from the heat of her skin. ‘How about we turn the tables?’


Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The black-and-whites who met them at the ranger station took the perp away, and Steve pulled out a roll of plastic sheeting from the back of his truck. Danny made some unimpressed crack about serial killers and Steve pretended that he couldn’t hear him through the buzz of the rain. They sat on the plastic in silence except for the calm voice of the KHPR news announcer over the radio. When they got back to the station they squelched towards the locker room, and even Steve had to admit that this wasn’t the most pleasant way to bust a coke-smuggling ring.

Look to the Beat

Monday, September 12th, 2011

It hadn’t taken much, through the gossipy dancer’s grapevine, to learn that Javier–Javi, he liked to be called–had taken on teaching a couple of classes at a studio out in Silver Lake. Lyrical hip hop on Tuesdays, the class David was in now, and B-Boy Basics on Saturday mornings. David was willing to do a lot of things for his first year trying out for If You Know You Can Move, but there was no way he was going to try to hold his entire body up by one lean arm.

red line overload

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

It makes you want to fuck, and when you can’t fuck, you find a way to fuck shit up instead.

Control of the Switch

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Sherman. Not Ben. And that–that too-familiar slip of the mind–was exactly why he’d booked it out of there this morning without telling Sherman where he was going.